Last week my Mom, Dad, and aunt made the fairly short trip from Virginia to Maine. I functioned as their cruise director through Vacationland, and I think I did a pretty adequate job.
I took them to some local highlights:
Governor's: Here we are with the Governor himself. Governor's is the home of all things big-portioned and fried. They are also home to the Federal Deficit, a $17 dessert that includes three sundaes, a brownie, banana, biscuit, piece of pie, five American flags, and a but ton of ice cream and whipped cream.
Now that I see how long this explanation is getting... you might see a Governor's post in the near future.
Paul Bunyan: He's reputedly the largest Paul Bunyan statue in the world. Everyone needs their picture with him, even if his head doesn't make the shot.
Hollywood Slots: My aunt and dad were incredibly lucky and both of them actually won money. My mom lost, lost, lost, but then won $27 and made up for all the previous losses. I just lost. Of course.
I did, however, buy a raspberry/jalapeno jam. Big win!
Stephen King's House: This one is pretty self-explanatory, so I'd like to just give you some of the quotes of the excursion.
Mom: "Oh... there's a car in the driveway..."
Me: "Probably Stephen King's even."
Aunt: "I touched the gate real slowly, half-expecting an alarm to go off." [The gate was wide open just outside the shot. -_-]
Candlepin Bowling: I still stink at the bowling, but I love it. The little handheld ball doesn't hurt my fingers like the big giant bowling balls. My family loved it too.
After sharing with my family what the Greater Bangor Area has to offer, I took my family a little bit further out. We went to Bar Harbor, but you won't find any pictures of that. I guess the fam wasn't terribly impressed. What they were impressed by was...
ACADIA! Beautiful, right?
(You'll have to just bear with me. My mom was taking most of the pictures on this trip, so it seems that I show up in a lot of them.) Please enjoy some shots of me. In Acadia.
Now this is a rare treat. A picture of me and my mom. We took this picture at a random overlook on the Loop Road.
And here I am doing some sort of jig on the Sand Beach. This beach is often ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. At first I thought that was just silly, but it is really gorgeous how the Sand Beach is enclosed in mountains.
One of the main(e) attractions in Acadia National Park is Cadillac Mountain. The height of the mountain and its Northern position make it the first place that sees the sunrise in North America. Needless to say, my mother laughed out loud when I mentioned this. We did not attempt to see the sunrise. My mother suggested we catch the sunset, and then we LOLed at her. Anyway... in that shot, I'm walking back up Cadillac after exploring a bit.
And this picture was taken on the top of Cadillac. Perhaps I should mention that the Loop Road has a little offshoot that winds around Cadillac. It is the ultimate drive-thru park experience.
In conclusion, I need a tan.
What? Like you weren't thinking the same thing as you looked at those pictures! Don't even try that.
It's one thing to be ghosty white in Maine in May, but its entirely another to be pale in Virginia in May. Hmmm... what to do...